From an email from Jim Ridley:
The Fort Wayne Fire Department will be accepting applications for the position of two commissioners for the newly created Firefighters Merit Commission. All interested applicants must mail their name, address and phone number to 1405 Broadway no later than January 5th, 2009. Applicants must meet the following criteria and declare political affiliation. Â If you have questions, you may call Jim at his office at (260) 424-2450 or via.
Notwithstanding IC 36-1-8-10, political affiliation shall be determined through the voters’ registration records of the three (3) most recent primary elections.
(B) Each commissioner must have been a legal resident of the City of Fort Wayne for three (3) consecutive years immediately preceding the commissioner’s term and must be a person of good moral character. A commissioner must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age. A commissioner may not be an active member of the Fire Department and not more than two (2) of the commissioners may be past members of the Fire Department. In addition, a person may not serve on the commission if the person receives any remuneration as salary from the City of Fort Wayne.